DevOps Engineer

Location: London or Goonhilly (Cornwall)

Department: Delivery – Network Operations
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Role Purpose

As a member of our Devops Engineering team, you will join a multi-disciplined community of engineers dedicated to building, evolving and operating systems subject to continuous development and release, whilst maintaining high availability of operational services.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Manage an international, multi-site production infrastructure powering Avanti services, including design, deployment, maintenance, troubleshooting, performance tuning, and security;
  • Administer Infrastructure services and Operational Support Systems(OSS);
  • Formalise designs, configurations, and procedures for system and storage administration;
  • Respond rapidly to identify and resolve applications and infrastructure related faults;
  • Work with software developers to ensure that development follows established processes and works as intended;
  • Ensure that systems are safe and secure against cybersecurity threats;
  • Understand the needs of stakeholders;
  • Contribute to the design, scope and implementation of new solutions for upcoming projects;
  • Through the use of intelligent monitoring, deliver visibility on all areas of the systems infrastructure including availability, utilisation and inventory;
  • Provide tools to support data driven decisions (Elastic Stack, Graphite, Grafana);
  • Deliver highly available and reliable solutions (HAProxy, Keepalived);
  • To drive and encourage innovation across the service infrastructure;
  • Optimise existing tools and processes as part of our continuous service improvement program;
  • Avanti operate 24×7 services and the role requires participation in the on-call rota to support out of office hours’ emergency support and routine maintenance;
  • Service is delivered throughout the HYLAS fleet footprint and occasional international travel is required.

Skills & Qualifications


  • Demonstrable experience managing, troubleshooting, and tuning Linux systems;
  • Strong analytical, diagnostic and problem solving skills;
  • Linux configuration, management and administration (RHEL/CentOS/Ubuntu);
  • Strong knowledge of scripting languages (bash, Python, Perl);
  • Experience with Virtualization, Containerisation and related provisioning tools (ESXi, vCenter, Docker);
  • Understanding of agile software development, continuous deployment, and DevOps culture;
  • CI/CD and Version control (Jenkins, GIT);
  • A good understanding of TCP/IP networking;
  • Understanding of the DNS protocol and architectures;
  • Experience with modern database systems (MySQL, ElasticSearch, MongoDB);
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills, and the ability to work on multiple projects at the same time;
  • Fluent in English with excellent verbal and written communication skills.


  • Linux accreditations;
  • Network accreditations or equivalent experience;
  • Experience of Puppet and Kubernetes
  • Experience with AWS/S3
  • Experience with distributed service monitoring (SNMP, Shinken/Nagios);
  • Experience with Windows server stack, Active Directory and Powershell scripting;
  • Experience in automated test coverage, code quality checks (lint) & software metric generation;
  • Working with Internet technologies such as Firewalls, Load Balancing, Proxies, and services clustering;
  • Experience in Telecommunications or Satellite Industry;
  • Understanding of large-scale web environments within a geographically distributed infrastructure.

In addition to the above responsibilities, the jobholder is required to perform other reasonable duties as assigned by the line manager from time to time.

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